PRESS RELEASE: The Vermont Network Announces Passage of H.74

On May 24th, Governor Phil Scott signed H. 74 An Act Relating to Domestic and Sexual Violence into law. This comprehensive bill:

  • Creates a Bill of Rights for sexual assault survivors
  • Updates the emergency relief from abuse statute
  • Eliminates the Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault
  • Protects the Rape Victim’s Right to Child Custody
  • Updates in statute the misdemeanor crime of sexual violence

Read the network’s full press release with details on this legislation here.